Rohit Shetty: Chennai Express wasn't a Shah Rukh Khan film for me, it was Deepika Padukone
Rohit Shetty is currently riding high on the success of Simmba as the Ranveer Singh starrer entered the Rs 100 crore club and is inching towards Rs 200 crore club.
The movie has also become the third highest grossing film of 2018. As much as Rohit Shetty's films mainly put the spotlight on the protagonist only, the director recently revealed that his 2013 film Chennai Express wasn't a Shah Rukh Khan film but a Deepika Padukone one.
In an interview to Film Companion's Anupama Chopra, Rohit Shetty disclosed how people have forgotten that both Chennai Express and Golmaal 3 belonged to Deepika and Kareena Kapoor, Ratna Pathak Shah and Mithun Chakraborty respectively.
He said, "For me, Chennai Express wasn’t a Shah Rukh Khan Film, people forget that. For me again, Golmaal 3 wasn’t a Ajay Devgn film, it was a Kareena Kapoor, Ratna Pathak Shah and Mithun Chakraborty film. That’s how we write. Because it’s a commercial film, people don’t go into that theory."
He added, "With Golmaal 3, I never thought that it was Ajay Devgn’s solo film, it was Kareena, Ratna and Mithun’s film. Same way, Chennai Express was a Deepika Padukone’s film. She got the maximum credit also."
Meanwhile, we all know that Simmba ended with the introduction of Akshay Kumar as Sooryavanshi and talking about the same, Rohit informed, “Yes. We will finalise the script shortly. We’re working on another installment of Golmaal and planning something else too. I’m juggling with three-four things. I will direct one while the rest will be our production.”